Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Hero's welcome for S. Africa's first Miss World in 40 years
AsiaOne - 12/20/2014 1:00:59 PM
Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo International Airport to greet Strauss after the 22-year-old medical student was crowned Miss World 2014 at a glitzy final in London last Sunday. Dressed in the country's national colours, South Africans waved placards ...
Gov’t seeks bidders for P781-M Bicol airport contract
Inquirer - 12/19/2014 9:37:34 PM
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is inviting bidders for a P781-million construction contract for key facilities at the Bicol International Airport ... destinations across the country. Some of the projects ...
Nigeria: Aviation Stories - 'Kebbi Airport Built for Export of Farm Produce'
AllAfrica - 12/19/2014 7:11:24 AM
These are tourist attraction that brings people from other parts of the country and the world. The airport makes it easy for people to come to the state and this will help galvanise the economy. The easy movement of persons by virtue of the airport is a ...
Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead
egyptindependent.com - 12/18/2014 3:40:50 PM
Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi ...
T.F. Green ranks among most affordable airports in U.S.
Providence Business News - 12/17/2014 4:46:27 PM
Logan International Airport in Boston was No. 76 for an average airfare price of $430; last year it was No. 88. Last month, T.F. Green Airport also was named one of the best airports in the country by Conde Nast Traveler.
SpringHill Suites Gifts Holiday Travelers With Relaxing Security Checkpoint Experience at Oakland International Airport
Yahoo Finance - 12/19/2014 4:51:14 PM
SpringHill Suites by Marriott officially opened its award winning Experience Zone at Oakland International Airport's Terminal ... the transformed security zones in some of the country's busiest airports," said Craig Fowler, senior director, SpringHill ...
New King Abdul Aziz International Airport ‘will revive aviation sector’
Arab News - 12/19/2014 9:44:43 PM
Once completed, the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport would attract passengers ... The strategy involves other development programs at 27 regional and domestic airports in the country, to increase capacity to more than 100 million passengers ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
Why Kebbi built N17b airport, by DG
The Nation - 12/18/2014 1:14:41 AM
The Director–General of Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi ... a hub for passengers and cargo from Abuja and Kebbi into neighbouring West African countries of Benin and Niger Republics. Dakingari said Kebbi State exported farm produce ...
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
Washington Post - 10/2/2014 6:38:03 PM
CDC officials were dispatched to Newark Liberty International airport after a passenger on an incoming flight from Brussels began vomiting, NBC New York reported. Several African nations have restricted or banned air travel from Ebola-stricken countries ...
New Airport Terminal Opens in San Juan
Caribbean Journal - 12/18/2014 8:24:11 AM
“Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is critical to the success of our strategic plan — it is the principal doorway in and out of the country.” Aerostar, which won a bidding process in 2012 to become the private operator at Luis Muñoz ...
Georgia Lawmakers Debating Leniency Over Guns In Airports
jobs.aol.com - 12/20/2014 1:15:18 PM
Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport--third busiest in the country, second behind Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta when it comes to gun confiscations. Last year TSA agents seized 98 weapons with 84%of them loaded and 26% with a bullet ...
Powerhouse: Airports Company SA’s COO Tebogo Mekgoe
Destiny Man - 12/19/2014 7:32:53 AM
With a developing country like India, which ... agreement with GVK for a 10% equity stake in the management of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. We also set up a technical agreement that sees us help plan and implement systems ...
Tampa International ranked second best airport in the country by popular travel mag
SaintpetersBlog - 11/25/2014 8:25:48 PM
Getting ready to hop a plane for Thanksgiving? Head to the airport knowing that Tampa International is ranked the second best airport in the nation by Conde Nast Traveler. “Tampa’s airport feels like a vision of the future from 50 years ago (because it ...
Best and worst airports for winter travel
CNN - 11/11/2014 10:51:16 PM
As snow has started falling in some parts of the country, it turns out that some airports do better at getting you to your destination on time than others -- even within the same regions. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the most likely to have ...